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Volunteering Opportunities

There are over 81,000 Oregonians who live with disabilities from traumatic brain injury. Help by joining the Brain Injury Association of Oregon's volunteer network. We have regular, occasional and one-time volunteer opportunities. Volunteers contribute to our organization by working in advocacy, education, communications and administration. Volunteers can represent us at resource fairs, register participants at events or educate legislators. We rely on volunteers for large mailings, answering phones, reaching out to potential donors and more. Our volunteer program is growing, and we're interested in exploring ways volunteers can support our mission.

Thanks to all of our Volunteers.

Click on the links below to read full job descriptions.

Volunteer Positions

 


English to Spanish Translator Volunteer

Position Title: English to Spanish Translator Volunteer

Position Summary: Provide essential information and resources about brain injury for Spanish-speaking communities by translating existing documents from English into Spanish. This volunteer is supervised by the Spanish-speaking Resource Facilitator.

Responsibilities:

  • Translate documents about the effects of brain injury and resources for people with brain injury into Spanish
  • Submit the documents to the Multi-Cultural Outreach Coordinator by the established deadline
  • Edit documents per feedback from staff

Qualifications: Fluent in Spanish and English. Able to set a deadline and meet it. Basic computer skills also required. Fluency in medical terminology helpful, but not required.

Time Commitment: There's an estimated minimum commitment of 5 hours per month but this varies depending on the number of documents you choose to translate.

Benefits: This is a great "virtual volunteer opportunity" and can be done at home at your convenience. You will be credited on each document as the translator so this can be a portfolio building opportunity. You will also experience the satisfaction of helping Spanish-speaking persons understand issues related to brain injury. The Brain Injury Association of Oregon is committed to providing a friendly, supportive, professional experience for its volunteers.

If interested, contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 800-544-5243 or via e-mail at biaor@biaoregon.org


Fundraiser Event Volunteer

 

Position Title: Fundraising Volunteer

Position Summary: This is for people willing to make an even larger commitment of time and effort. Each event requires many months of planning and significant assistance with logistics at the event. A very small core team of volunteers will work with the Event Planning Coordinator to create the perfect atmosphere of service and giving. Additional volunteers may be needed to support the actual event by helping to set up and clean up, assist with registration, and similar efforts.  This volunteer reports to the Event Planning Coordinator.

Responsibilities:

  • Help with a variety of fundraising events and activities, such as sponsored walk, swim, bike ride etc.; Sell tickets for raffles, events, ect.
  • Identify and contact potential community business and corporations for donations
  • Verifying contact information of the various organizations. Light phone work. Research new fundraising techniques.
  • Obtain materials donated prior to the event (pick up at office or by mail)
  • Assist at fundraising events
  • Hand out information and refer inquirers to our general information brochure and phone number
  • Pack up materials at the end of the event
  • Return materials to the Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon office

Qualifications: Outstanding people skills. Must be comfortable in busy places. Transportation required. Experience with or interest in brain injury important.

Time Commitment: We offer a flexible schedule. Most events are during the weekday or on weekends and run from 4 - 5 hours. Shorter shifts may be available. We ask volunteers to expect to attend a minimum of two events per year but that varies depending on interest and location.

Benefits: Transportation reimbursement. Meet people and learn about other organizations and services in your community. This is a great volunteer opportunity for families or friends. The Brain Injury Association of Oregon is committed to providing a friendly, supportive, professional experience for its volunteers.

If interested, contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 800-544-5243 or via e-mail at biaor@biaoregon.org

 


Fundraising Volunteer

Position Title: Fundraising Volunteer

Position Summary: This will be a dedicated volunteer to help raise funds for the organization. The aim will be to raise awareness, maximize donations from the national, state and local community as well as assist with fundraising from trusts and corporations. If you are a team player who enjoy a challenge and would like to gain further experience in fundraising and events management we would like to hear from you. This volunteer reports to the Volunteer Coordinator

Responsibilities:

  • Contact trusts and corporations for donations
  • Verifying contact information of the various organizations. Light phone work. Research new fundraising techniques.
  • Obtain materials for the fair prior to the event (pick up at office or by mail)
  • Set up display table at fair
  • Hand out information and refer inquirers to our general information brochure and phone number
  • Pack up materials at the end of the event
  • Complete the "Outreach Event Summary Form" at the end of the event
  • Return materials to the Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon office

Qualifications: Outstanding people skills. Must be comfortable in busy places. Transportation required. Experience with or interest in brain injury important.

Time Commitment: We offer a flexible schedule. Most events are during the weekday or on weekends and run from 4 - 5 hours. Shorter shifts may be available. We ask volunteers to expect to attend a minimum of two events per year but that varies depending on interest and location.

Benefits: Transportation reimbursement. Meet people and learn about other organizations and services in your community. This is a great volunteer opportunity for families or friends. The Brain Injury Association of Oregon is committed to providing a friendly, supportive, professional experience for its volunteers.

If interested, contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 800-544-5243 or via e-mail at biaor@biaoregon.org

 


Health Fair Volunteer

Position Title: Health Fair Volunteer

Position Summary: Attend health and information fairs on behalf of the Brain Injury Association of Oregon. Hand out information about the Association's programs as well as brain injury prevention and safety information and refer questions to the Brain Injury Association's 800 number. This volunteer reports to the Volunteer Coordinator.

Responsibilities:

  • Obtain materials for the fair prior to the event (pick up at office or by mail)
  • Set up display table at fair
  • Hand out information and refer inquirers to our general information brochure and phone number
  • Pack up materials at the end of the event
  • Complete the "Outreach Event Summary Form" at the end of the event
  • Return materials to the Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon office

Qualifications: Outstanding people skills. Must be comfortable in busy places. Transportation required. Experience with or interest in brain injury important.

Time Commitment: We offer a flexible schedule. Most events are during the weekday or on weekends and run from 4 - 5 hours. Shorter shifts may be available. We ask volunteers to expect to attend a minimum of two events per year but that varies depending on interest and location.

Benefits: Transportation reimbursement. Meet people and learn about other organizations and services in your community. This is a great volunteer opportunity for families or friends. The Brain Injury Association of Oregon is committed to providing a friendly, supportive, professional experience for its volunteers.

If interested, contact the BIAOR office at 800-544-5243 or via e-mail at biaor@biaoregon.org


I & R Outreach Volunteer

Position Title: I & R Outreach Volunteer

Position Summary: The Brain Injury Association of Oregon is the only nonprofit organization in the state dedicated solely to serving the needs of over 70,000 Oregonians who live with a disability due to brain injury. Our mission is to create a better future though brain injury prevention, research, education and advocacy. I & R Outreach Volunteers contact OR service providers by phone to learn more about their services and resources. Then they update this information in the Association's computerized system. This work is key to providing accurate, helpful information and referrals to people with brain injury throughout the state. This volunteer is supervised by the Volunteer Coordinator.

Responsibilities:

  • Call existing contacts to get updated information about their services and requirements
  • Enter information into Excel form
  • Proof changes for accuracy and completeness

Qualifications: Must be detail oriented and enjoy talking on the phone. Pleasant phone personality and strong data entry skills. Experience with Excel helpful. Experience with or interest in brain injury helpful but not required.

Time Commitment: We offer a flexible schedule but ask for a minimum commitment of 10 hours a month. This can be a short term or long term volunteer project.

Benefits: Learn about service providers throughout Oregon. Gain or strengthen phone and computer skills. Free parking and convenient Northeast Portland location. Work with caring, motivated professionals in a congenial environment. The Brain Injury Association of Oregon is committed to providing a friendly, supportive, professional experience for its volunteers.

If interested, contact the the BIAOR office at 800-544-5243 or via e-mail at biaor@biaoregon.org


Virtual Website Volunteer

 

Position Title: Virtual Website Volunteer

Position Summary: The Brain Injury Association of Oregon strives to provide people with hope and resources via the Internet and is looking for volunteers to code pages at home to be uploaded to the website. As a Virtual Website Volunteer, you will be instrumental in helping the Association maintain timely, accurate information accessible to people across the state and around the world. The Virtual Website Volunteer reports to the Director of Public Awareness.

Responsibilities:

  • Code web pages using HTML text editor
  • Make changes and corrections per Director's request
  • Email pages to Director in a timely manner or by the given deadline

Qualifications: Experience with or ability to code web pages using HTML. Home computer with HomeSite, BBLite or comparable HTML text editor. Attention to detail and high level of accuracy are very important.

Time Commitment: You can work from home on your own time but we ask for minimum commitment of 6 hours per month for 5 months.

Benefits: The schedule is flexible and you can work in your pajamas. Help people affected by brain injury while strengthening your website skills. The Brain Injury Association of Oregon is committed to providing a friendly, supportive, professional experience for its volunteers.

If interested, contact the BIAOR at 800-544-5243 or via e-mail at biaor@biaoregon.org


Volunteer Freelance Writer

Position Title: Volunteer Freelance Writer

Position Summary: Do you enjoy writing or aspire to see your name in print? The Brain Injury Association of Oregon works with volunteer freelance writers for articles for our quarterly newsletter. We can give you a topic or you can suggest your own. This volunteer works with the Director of Public Awareness.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with Director of Public Awareness to select a topic and deadline
  • Submit article draft by deadline
  • Make changes and corrections per Director's request

Qualifications: A college background in English or Journalism (or related field) or professional writing experience is required. Attention to detail and high level of accuracy are very important.

Time Commitment: The time involved varies depending on the topic. A one-time commitment is OK. You can work from home on your own time but at least one meeting with the Director of Public Awareness is required.

Benefits: The schedule is flexible and you can work in your pajamas. Help people affected by brain injury while building your writing portfolio. The Brain Injury Association of Oregon is committed to providing a friendly, supportive, professional experience for its volunteers.

If interested, contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 800-544-5243 or via e-mail at

biaor@biaoregon.org


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